The Berlin real estate blog

Relevant topics around buying and selling on the Berlin real estate market.

When is the best moment to sell your property in Berlin?

Evaluating whether it is a good moment to sell a property in Berlin requires an understanding of the current real estate market dynamics. Based on the latest data from Guthmann Estate's 2024 reports, here's an overview of the Berlin real estate market:

by Peter Guthmann

How does the Berlin Real Estate Market Navigate Energy and Interest Rate Changes?

Pressure from inflation, high interest rates, and the energy transition: Quo Vadis Berlin real estate market?

by Peter Guthmann

Europe's major property destinations. Part 2: Paris

Paris, the capital of France, is the heart of French culture and world famous for great art and stunning architecture. The beauty of the city has made Paris one of the greatest tourist attractions on the globe. 

Guthmann Estate Community Finder Berlin

The Guthmann Estate Community Finder. Find your community among 22 Berlin districts or in 448 quarters and neighborhoods.

by Peter Guthmann

Europe's major property destinations. Part 1: Rome

The philosopher Kierkegaard once said "Comparison is the end of happiness and the beginning of discontent." Nevertheless, we do it and today we begin a small series of metropolitan comparisons. 

Property Purchase Contract in Germany. Part IV: Speculation Period

When selling real estate, you should always consider the tax implications. We summarize the most important points for you here. Detailed advice should only be provided by a tax advisor.

by Peter Guthmann

Property Purchase Contract in Germany. Part III: The Pre-Emption Right

What is the district right of first refusal all about? The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig put an end to Berlin's preemption practice with its verdict of 09.11.2021. The supposed wonder weapon has become a toothless tiger. 

by Peter Guthmann

Property Purchase Contract in Germany. Part II: Preparation for the notary appointment.

Once the buyer and seller have agreed on the main elements of the contract, they go to the notary to have it notarized. Beforehand, there are a number of things to sort out and check. In Part II of our series, we summarize the key stages of notarization for you.  

by Peter Guthmann

Regulatory radar Berlin

Regulation has been accompanying the growth of Berlin's real estate market for decades. Even as inflation and interest rate rises and war and corona dominate public discourse, expert committees and working groups continue to focus their efforts on regulating the real estate market. We keep you up to date on activities, whispers and media-present, possible or planned measures, with our regulatory radar.

by Peter Guthmann